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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Casamigos | Cocktails

Casamigos | Christian ConfidentialI’ve been itching to try out a new cocktail especially after the amazing weather we’ve had over the last few days in the city. I love having my friends over and seeing that summer is right around the corner I’ve been looking for a new refreshing, yet simple-ish cocktail to try. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, my friends over at Casamigos sent over a cool package to test out their rendition of a Tequila Watermelon Margarita. Not too sweet and super refreshing, it makes for the perfect summer cocktail. Below, I’ve included directions and ingredients to D-I-Y (do it yourself)!Casamigos | Christian ConfidentialIngredients/Measurements: 1/2 part simple syrup | 1 1/2 parts Casamigos Reposado Tequila | 3/4 parts fresh lime juice | 4 parts muddled watermelon | 6-7 mint leavesCasamigos | Christian ConfidentialDirections: Muddle mint leaves & watermelon into a shaker. – Add remaining ingredients to the shaker ( simple syrup, tequila, fresh lime juice).  Shake and fine strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Use a lime wheel or wedge along with extra mint leaves to garnish. Casamigos | Christian ConfidentialHappy Cinco de Mayo guys!

Christian

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The Amaretto Sour | Classic Cocktails

The Amaretto Sour | Classic Cocktalis

Ingredients:  Disaronno Amaretto | Lemon | Orange | Egg Whites | Cherries |

The Amaretto Sour | Classic Cocktalis

Mix 1 ½ ounces Disaronno Amaretto, a ½ ounce of egg whites, the juice of a full lemon & the juice of ½ a medium-sized orange in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake until egg white are frothed, strain into a rocks glass over ice.  Garnish with cherries – BYOB in Toronto has a great selection.  The perfect Spring cocktail, refreshing, simple & delicious.

 

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The Negroni | Classic Cocktails

Negroni | Christian ConfidentialWhoever put Fall/Winter fashion week in the ‘Spring’ must have been drinking a Negroni – because they’re perfect for any season!  I can’t wait to be having one of these classics poolside.  Any day now, right?

Ingredients: Sweet Vermouth | Tanqueray No. 10 | Campari | Orange

Negroni | Christian ConfidentialDirections:  Pour equal parts sweet vermouth, gin (I used Tanq 10) and Campari into a shaker with ice. Shake & strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with your choice of an orange peel or a swirl – it’s as easy as that!